HONOLULU – Sep. 3, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued its monthly Air Travel Consumer Report showing that Hawaiian Airlines’ on-time performance for the month of July was 83.6 percent. (To meet DOT standards, a flight must arrive within 15 minutes of schedule to be considered on time.)
While still among the highest in the industry, Hawaiian’s on-time performance was affected by operational issues unique to July, and the airline expects a return to its industry-leading punctuality levels in the August report.
Hawaiian also ranked among the best in the industry for fewest misplaced bags in July, with less than four mishandled baggage reports for every 1,000 passengers.
The DOT report covers 19 airlines, including nine carriers providing service to Hawaii. The report is available online at http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/atcr08.htm.
About Hawaiian Airlines
The nation’s top-ranked airline for service in the 2007 Airline Quality Ratings, Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past four straight years (2004-2007) and in fewest misplaced bags for the past three years (2005-2007) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian as the top domestic airline serving Hawaii.
Now in its 79th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longestserving airline, as well as the second largest provider of passenger air service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities (10) than any other airline, as well as service to the Philippines, Australia, American Samoa, and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 150 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.